Artificial Intelligence and Law

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 233–271 | Cite as

Developing Negotiation Decision Support Systems that Support Mediators: A Case Study of the Family_Winner System



Negotiation Support Systems have traditionally modelled the process of negotiation. They often rely on mathematical optimisation techniques and ignore heuristics and other methods derived from practice. Our goal is to develop systems capable of decision support to help resolve a given dispute. A system we have constructed, Family_Winner, uses empirical evidence to dynamically modify initial preferences throughout the negotiation process. It sequentially allocates issues using trade-offs and compensation opportunities inherent in the dispute.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information SystemsVictoria UniversityMelbourne CityAustralia

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